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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

slug clear liquid metaldehyde

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:09

Most garden centres sell the eco-friendly ones - some actively promote them - look for packs where the active ingredient is ferrous sulphate. 

I've been able to get them from Notcutts. 


Posted: 09/06/2014 at 14:12

Not seen any anywhere Andrew.  Have you thought of trying the bamboo screening, or the willow or hazel hurdles they come in various heights including approx 1m. 

Good luck 


Posted: 09/06/2014 at 14:09

They're on their way Caroline - if you've got healthy leaves you'll get some flowers.  Depending on the variety they flower from July - Sept/Oct.  You've done it right, you just have to be patient 


Posted: 09/06/2014 at 14:05

Agree with pansyface - if you have fruit then the honeysuckle must've flowered and the bees have visited and pollinated them 

Inherited a garden but have no idea what to do??

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 13:24

Hi Ruth and welcome 

Can you post some pics of the garden and the plants involved please?  To upload pics on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your posts.  Sadly it doesn't work for phones - yet 

Just cutting everything right back probably wouldn't causing any lasting damage, but it may mean that you lose some flowers this year and might even cause some difficulty with identification of plants.  

If you can hold fire just a bit and let us have a look ............... 


Posted: 09/06/2014 at 13:16

Sorry to hear that Fidget - that being said, keep it to yourself - last thing I want is an internet virus 

Tomato plants going yellow & dying

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 13:13

It sounds like whitefly to me 


Hope that helps 


Posted: 09/06/2014 at 12:45

Clari If you don't decorate until next year, the date it'll need re-doing is a year further away!  

That's what my builder said in March  when he booked us in for next January 

tiny carrots

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 11:53

It might be that they've had too much nitrogen which encourages foliage at the expense of root growth.  Also, they need watering and warmth to get the roots to develop.

They will also stay small if they are too close together.  If you've not thinned them you could thin them to about 4" or 5" apart - you can cook the little ones - the others will grow bigger. 

Tomato leaves curling?

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 11:43

Mine are in big pots of multipurpose compost outside on the terrace - last year I only watered them about twice a week - I water when the leaves begin to flop and not before.  

Also, I only  feed when the first truss of fruit has set and then again about a month later.  That's all.  They're pretty tough really and if you don't mollycoddle them they're not so susceptible to fungal infections like blight, and besides you get much better flavoured tomatoes 


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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